While the James Webb Space Telescope is busy imaging two super-earths, French scientist Etienne Klein mistakenly mistook an image of a slice of chorizo for Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. However, many people across social media weren’t amused by this blundering mistake.
Photo credit: YoSupJT
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, someone photographed id Software’s DOOM game running on a touchscreen McDonald’s kiosk, but before you consider this to be a Photoshop job, just realize that many of these run some form of Microsoft Windows. This particular kiosks may be running Windows 10 LTSB (Long-Term Servicing Branch), which is designed for corporate users.
Polish engineer Paweł Zadrożniak’s Floppotron 3.0 is essentially a musical instrument that uses 512 floppy disk drives, 16 hard drives, and 4 flatbed scanners to play Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s song ‘Time to Say Goodbye’. Sure, this may just be the instrumental, but it’s still an impressive feat nonetheless.
Anyone who has used the internet this past decade is most likely familiar with Rickrolling, a meme that involves an unexpected appearance of the music video for Rick Astley’s 1987 song “Never Gonna Give You Up”, but Sky Elements Drone Shows took it to the next level. On April 1, 2022, the company used 300 drones to form a mysterious QR code over the downtown Dallas skyline tonight, which lead straight to the music video on YouTube. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Ric Tse Photography
Ric Tse, a photographer from Hong Kong, has not been able to travel for quite some time due to all of the restrictions, so he decided to combine two of his passions into an interesting photo series, called “My Home’s Rhapsody”. Simply put, he takes everyday items from home and cleverly places them to recreate iconic landmarks as well as scenes, like the Northern Lights, that would fit right into a magazine. Read more for additional pictures.
New Zealand’s Fiordlands is home to the Kea parrot species, and those who have encountered them probably already know that they are mischievous by nature. One of these birds proved that by snagging the Verhuel family’s GoPro camera when they weren’t paying attention, as they were taking a break from a hiking trip along the Keplar Track. The device was placed on a fence to capture video of the wildlife, that is until…it went on a short journey.
File “The Noodle Nipper” by inventor Matty Benedetto under: things I might want, but probably don’t need. The gadget does exactly as it sounds…cut spaghetti noodles into perfect bite-sized portions, or whatever length suits your fancy. One thing to note is that too much sauce could be an issue, as the scissors will definitely splatter things, so a white shirt or any other light colored clothing should be avoided during use. Read more for a video of it in-action.
Prankster Rémi Gaillard has been know for his antics, like driving a Mario Kart on real streets, but his latest stunt might be the greatest one yet. Residents in France’s Occitanie region reported seeing an unidentified flying object in the skies, an oblong-shaped one to be more specific, but it turns out that this was just a light-equipped drone being piloted remotely.
Yes, there are still many Amish communities scattered around the United States, and here’s one way to know you’ve stumbled into one of them. A person had just left their home in Baltimore, Maryland when suddenly, a horse and buggy appeared as he was traveling down a hill. It then proceeded to pull off a Fast & Furious worthy drift around a corner, complete with sparks. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Rolling Stones and Boston Dynamics collaborated on a new music video, as a group of Spot robots imitate Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood to recreate a new modern version of the band’s iconic “Start Me Up” track from 1981, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. This partnership also marks the first time Boston Dynamics have recreated a music video in this fashion. Read more for the clip and additional information.